Foxton railway station

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Foxton National Rail
Foxton station.jpg
Platform 1, for London Kings Cross
Location
Place Foxton
Local authority South Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL409487
Operations
Station code FXN
Managed by Great Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 87,974
2013/14 Decrease 87,164
2014/15 Increase 94,080
2015/16 Decrease 88,236
2016/17 Increase 92,908
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Foxton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Foxton railway station serves the village of Foxton in Cambridgeshire, England. It is 50 miles 77 chains (82.02 km) from London King's Cross.[1] The station (as well as the trains serving it) is operated by Great Northern.

It is located adjacent to the busy A10 level crossing, which is monitored from the nearby signal box. A freight-only branch (the Barrington Light Railway) diverges to the west beyond the crossing south of the station, serving the nearby Barrington cement works & quarry.[2]

Services

A train leaves half-hourly in each direction all week (excluding Sundays). Up (London-bound) trains call at Shepreth, Meldreth, Royston, Ashwell and Morden, Baldock, Letchworth Garden City, Hitchin, Stevenage, Knebworth, Welwyn North, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Finsbury Park and London King's Cross.

Down (away from London) trains go to Cambridge with some continuing to Cambridge North. A number of trains to/from King's Lynn and Ely also call here in the weekday peaks.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shepreth   Great Northern
Hitchin-Cambridge Line
  Cambridge
Disused railways
Shepreth   British Railways
Hitchin-Cambridge Line
  Harston

Platform 2 (for trains to Cambridge) was extended in Summer 2017 to allow 8-car trains to call without straddling the level crossing behind.[4] Platform 1 was not lengthened, as it is located before the crossing and 8-car trains use Selective door operation to open the doors on the front four carriages only.[5]

References

  1. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 24C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  2. ^ "DB Schenker Rail UK runs first service to Barrington Quarry"DB Cargo; Retrieved 23 August 2016
  3. ^ Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "Platform extensions in South Cambridgeshire - Thameslink Programme". Thameslink Programme. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  5. ^ "Praise for platform extensions at Shepreth and Foxton but rail bosses say Meldreth work not needed". Royston Crow. Retrieved 2018-07-09.

External links

  • Train times and station information for Foxton railway station from National Rail

Coordinates: 52°07′08″N 0°03′25″E / 52.119°N 0.057°E / 52.119; 0.057


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